Sunday, February 19, 2017

Embracing Adulthood


I still remember those days when I first stepped into the actual work force (For those who have yet to know, I actually have a 6-9 full time job although I hardly ever disclose much about work online). I had trouble adjusting my lifestyle to waking up early and reaching home late. Everyday I was just beyond fatigue. I used to stay up late during uni time. But not as soon as I started working. Work, eat, home, sleep. The mundane cycle repeats 5 days a week, one week after another. 


Later on, I began to adapt. From sleeping at 10pm, it became 11pm, then eventually 12am. These days, I can hardly doze off before midnight. 


By delaying my sleep time, it gave me ample time to do some other stuff. Like reading or something. LOL okay fine, I admit that at one point of time, I was a complete couch (bed) potato. I would dabao food right after work, watch Korean drama on my MacBook while I eat, proceed to shower and continue watching that drama on my bed. I would just keep watching until it was time to sleep wtf.


One day, I began to question my lifestyle. Work, eat, drama, sleep, repeat. I must be capable of doing way more than that. At the same time I happened to encounter a Japanese client at work. That was when I decided to sign up for Japanese lesson. No hesitation, just paid and attended the class 2 weeks after (and dragged colleague along too lol).


It has been 4 months since I started the lesson. I have passed the Beginner Level and am now at Elementary 1. It was really lucky of us to have been assigned a funny and wonderful sensei whose method of teaching is effective. So far all the classes are fun and I hardly had to force myself to finish the homework since I enjoy it. I have promised myself not to give up until I have become fluent in the language. After that I would sign up for Korean class XD


With the new mall opened at my work place, I have also signed up for gym membership. TBH I am not a sporty person. But these days I feel that my health has been deteriorating rapidly. I get tired from shopping for only half an hour. Every now and then I would fall sick. A few years back, I was still able to shop all day and stay up all night without feeling exhausted. Oh my youth, gone with the wind :(


Just the other day, my bestie and I happened to be at TREC. So we thought, why not drop by Zouk and have a look? Seriously I have never stepped into the new Zouk ever since it shifted. In fact I have stopped clubbing since the final year of uni. What used to be a fun night out had become a tiring affair. I still have my Zouk membership card (don't judge), so we went in and had a quick tour. It was funny cause we were quite lost at the entrance. Didn't know which entrance we were supposed to go to. Didn't want to appear like an idiot in front of other party-goers so I called up Steph (who else would I have called besides the queen of Zouk wtf) and asked for direction wtf. I asked her which way was heading to Phuture and Velvet (well at least I still know the name of the room lol). 


It was 10pm so the club was completely empty, hence allowed us a clearer view of the interior. But the downside was we wouldn't know how the actual party scene is like. Guess we need not know. Because after 5 minutes inside we already felt suffocated by the heavy ciggies odour from the carpet wtf. So yea our tour lasted for 5 minutes. LOL.


I am waking up in 8 hours for an early morning gym session as I am typing this. Don't really know the purpose of this post but I guess my main point is, I am feeling my age catching up and the signs that come along with it. I can't be young and wild and free, but instead I will work my way to becoming wiser, healthier and happier! ^^


Friday, February 17, 2017

Kerastase 3-Step Haircare Ritual



I am no stranger when it comes to Kerastase products. Growing up with a hairdresser relative, I have been introduced to Kerastase since I was a teen. There was a point of time when my hair got severely damaged after dyeing and perming (everyone must had been through that rebellious teenage stage!). These days, I can safely proclaim that most days are good hair days ^^

For weakened and damaged hair (such as spit ends, loss of elasticity, brittle hair with different lengths), I would strongly recommend Kerastase’s Resistance series (packaging in light green).



Introducing the 3-step hair care treatment:

Step 1: Bathe
Repairing Reconstructing Shampoo – RM90


Apply the repairing reconstructing shampoo to damp hair, emulsify, massage and rinse.

The pro-keratin and ceramid help to rebuild and strengthen the hair fiber from the inside.


Step 2: Treat
2 options under this step. Personally, I would use the masque only on once or twice basis.


Repairing Anti-breakage Cream – RM100
Repairing Reconstructing Masque – RM145


Apply to washed and towel-dried hair. Massage onto lengths and ends. Leave in for 1-2 minutes (cream)/ 5 minutes (masque). Emulsify and rinse thoroughly.

The products are well-known for their regenerating power.


Step 3: Texturize
Resurfacing Reinforcing Milk – RM94


This is a leave-in product that requires no rinsing. Apply to washed and towel-dried hair. Massage onto lengths and ends before you proceed to blowdry.

It protects the hair from heat up to 180 degree Celsius and makes blow-dry 2x faster. Definitely the last but not the least important step!

Good news: you may now purchase a set of Kerastase 3-step haircare ritual from any Kerastase Authorized Salons in Malaysia and claim a free Kerastase Texturizer!




Thank you Kerastase for the fantastic box of hair care goodies!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel™

Beauty comes at a price. And that price surely wouldn’t make you happy.

With the rising cost of living, the cost of mani-pedi is also rising in tandem. It costs about RM200 in Klang Valley area to get a simple gel manicure these days. What used to be a bi-weekly routine is now a luxury splurge.

Thank beauty goddess for the existence of DIY nail polish.

This CNY, I decided to paint my own nails! T o T



The results used to be disastrous whenever I did hat in the past. But this time, it turned out well with Sally Hansen Miracle Gel™.

The new Sally Hansen “Royal Splendor” Miracle Gel™ Collection features 3 new shades to the Miracle Gel™ - Regal Rosé Wine and dine, Off with her Red!, and Prince Char-mint.




Super amazed by the chandelier in the set that can be switched on and off with the mini button! Thumbs up to Sally Hansen for coming up with such a brilliant idea!



In conjunction with CNY, I opted for “Off with her Red!”. As the name suggests, the nail polish dries off pretty quick miraculously. The colour and shine effects are equivalent to the conventional gel polish, hence the name Miracle Gel™ although no UV light is required throughout the process.

The colour could last up to 14 days (depending on how much house chores you do LOL).




I am now using “Regal Rosé Wine and dine” which is beige with tinge of pink. Very clean and neat colour suitable for normal day use.

The black bottles are actually the 2X Volume Top Coat which provides a high-gloss finish and mirror shine. Makes the colour longer lasting too.



Additional surprise in the box. I had trouble opening this bottle of “matte polish” until I realized that it was in fact a USB! LOL. Second cutest thing ever apart from that mini chandelier.

The new shades are sold at RM36.90 each. You can get them easily at selected Watsons, Guardian, Sasa Malaysia, Caring and Parkson.




I can haz pretty nails 365 days now without having to worry about the costs! XD